A year in pictures

Twenty-ten was a very busy and transitional year for us here at Squidgyboo.  We spent the first half of the year much like we’ve spent it for the past few years.  We spent time enjoying being a stay at home mom w/ a child who isn’t in school.  We spent time with good friends, spent time shoveling after an epic snow storm…



we went to parties and boogied. Read loads of  books.


I continued to embarrass Squidge. Stuck with BMF through the brutal winter. We put our house on the market and accepted an offer after 4 days.  We panicked a little bit and scrambled around to find a house to buy.  I was very happy (ha! look on the bright side!) that I’d spent 4 years “researching” the housing market.


me after a non muddy BMF session.


We spent most of this month packing and viewing house after grotty house.  We laughed at under-stairs loo’s that couldn’t be used without bending over and grabbing your ankles.  We were creeped out over viewing recently dead people’s houses.  We oohed and aaaahed at houses we couldn’t afford and shook our heads at things people don’t put away when they know prospective buyers are coming.  We had our offer accepted in a fixer upper in a nearby village.


We did some more dancing and I celebrated a big birthday.


I realized my baby isn’t a baby anymore and marveled at what a wonderful beautiful girl she’s turning into. We went for bike rides, celebrated a birthday and went for walks.


We went fruit picking and packed and packed and packed.  After many delays we finally moved into our new house. We celebrated another birthday.


We started in on our DIY and went on holiday before an ever bigger change happened in September.

Office fireplace: after


Squidge started school and then two weeks later started at a new school! She was star of the week and took home Golden Bear for a week of fun!


We continued with our remodeling, we picked pumpkins, dressed up as princesses, and went for walks.


We went to our first disco, celebrated Thanksgiving with some wonderful friends in our new house, endured our first frost and I bored people with our my bargain purchases.


We danced in the snow, had friends from American visit, baked cookies, wrote letter to Santa, went to plays, opened pressies, danced at recitals, sang at nativity plays, chose a Christmas tree, put out treats for Father Chirstmas, and ate ourselves into a stupor!

Winnie the Witch-13

Xmas Eve

Xmas Day-6

Xmas Day byEs-8


  1. January 6, 2011 /

    Cool idea for a post! I think Sept was your best month..Squidge coped with starting school and then starting again so so well! She deserved that star of the week without a shadow of a doubt!!

    • Lindy
      January 8, 2011 /

      It was a fairly easy way to wrap up the year! I was very proud of her for handling it all so well. We are so pleased with the move and it’s amazing how quickly she’s learning and already starting to read.

  2. Maryann
    January 9, 2011 /

    This was so touching.. I literally shed a tear reading/looking through pics… you are a fabulous mom with an oustanding little girl! Wish we were closer =(

    • Lindy
      January 14, 2011 /

      I wish we were closer too! Maybe one day…